Friday, July 10, 2009

Diego's Got Nuthin on Us...

Today has been a long, but good, day (and it's only 3:00 in the afternoon!). We started by heading to the Alabama Wildlife Rescue first thing this morning because we found a sweet little baby bird who was about to die last night after dinner. We gently scooped him up and placed him in a cloth-lined shoebox where I fully expected to find him already gone this morning. But, this is what I saw instead:

He kept opening his mouth and peeping at me, so I soaked some bread in milk to feed the little thing. He gobbled it right down!
Then we headed out pretty early in the morning to the Wildlife Center:

When we got there, we learned that he is a Brown Thrasher and that he probably sustained an injury when leaving the nest for the first time since he landed on concrete. Thankfully, they gave us a way to track his progress via mail, which I thought was a nice service to provide.
After we came home for awhile, we decided to go celebrate Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A. We eat there more than any other fast food place, so why not join the party, right? If you dressed up like a cow, you would get a free meal, so we were all over that one.
Well, at least the younger two and I were... Ty and Jake thought that a chikin sammich wasn't worth their dignity, so they decided we were ridiculously uncool and kept their distance. Ha! I have no fear that they'll come out of this stage simply because it's in their genetic makeup to be a goober.

By the way, that's my front room if I may kill two birds with one stone (oops... that's a completely inappropriate analogy given the above content, huh?).

Anyway, we had a GREAT time when we got there. So many people were dressed in their various and sundry bovine digs, that it made the whole place happy and lighthearted. And who can't use some happy and lighthearted, huh?
Hope you're having a wonderful Friday!


Under the Florida Sun said...

Hey there...
Wow, it's been awhile since I've stopped by here.

What a fun day!! A bird rescue then eating some dead birds.. LOL..

My girls are older now and won't do the dress up thing for free food.. I miss that.. How fun!!

Leanne said...

I'd be the only one in my family who dressed like a cow....

Then I'd be going alone.

The bird rescue thing was great, we did that while camping one year. You ought to keep us informed of its progress!

Take care!

Maria said...

I will never dress like a cow.. it is very undignified!
I am glad the bird survived :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Good for you with the little bird. It shows the tenderness of your heart, and believe me, the kids noticed that you took the time to do that, you Good Samaritan. We don't have a Chik-fil-a here. But I did see Missy's pics [It's Almost Naptime] for the same event. Cute stuff!

Ginger said...

Hi~ just stopping by from 2nd Cup of Coffee! That is such a sweet thing you did...precious pictures. Nice to be able to track the baby bird's progress.

I saw some kids yesterday at our local shopping center dressed up in their cow outfits. Chick-fil-A...gotta love their
#1Combo with sweet tea.

Have a great weekend and thanks for letting me stop by! I'll be back again :)

KristinS said...

I wish I'd known about the cow thing. We love Chick-fil-a. I'm glad you are back. I've missed you. Hope to see you soon now that you are "settled". Call me!

Tammy said...

Isn't there a saying....the family that Moo's together, stays together???


KarenW said...

How sweet to rescue that tiny bird!

Love the freebies! We got free Slurpee at 7-11 because it's 7-11 today. :)

Emily said...

Are those pictures of your new house????

I love your sons eyes. They sparkle like yours.

Halfmoon Girl said...

I've been accused of "having a cow" lots, but don't usually dress like one, though I would for free food. Love how you can connect injured bird rescues with cow costumes in the same post...and seamlessly too! I agree with Em- your son's eyes do sparkle.